SEP Announced For Washington
Please be advised that a state of emergency was declared by FEMA, impacting individuals in certain Washington counties. This declaration allows for a one-time Special Enrollment Period (SEP), in the event beneficiaries were unable to make an election during another qualifying election period. Please reference the following guidelines for the incident period. This SEP applies to the following counties in Washington.
Important Compliance Information
Who is eligible:
This SEP opportunity is ONLY available to beneficiaries who:
- Reside, or resided at the start of the SEP eligibility period described in this guidance, in an area for which a federal, state or local government entity has declared a disaster or other emergency or they do not reside in an affected area but rely on help making healthcare decisions from one or more individuals who reside in an affected area; and
- Were eligible for another election period at the time of the SEP eligibility period, and;
- Did not make an election during that other valid election period due to the disaster or other emergency.
Impacted Counties: Clallam, Island, Jefferson, Lewis, Okanogan, Skagit, Skamania, Snohomish, Wahkiakum
Incident Period: The incident period is November 3, 2022 though November 8, 2022. The declaration was announced on January 12, 2023.
Timeframe: Effective immediately, individuals meeting the requirements listed above can enroll, dis-enroll, or switch MAPD or PDP plans until March 31, 2023.
*Note: Eligible enrollments will be effective the first of the month after the application has been processed.